Liz @liz85 ?active 2 years, 8 months ago
I highly recommend this blog by Brianna Karp, who appears to be wonderful!
I find it interesting that simply the presence of women in a profession changes the profession. This article from the _NYTimes_ (and remember the new rules about limited access for non-subscribers if you click the link), called ”As Physicians Change, so Do Their Politics,” says that as the profession changes to having more women, doctors, as a group tend to care more about patients. So, as ”Half of all younger doctors are women, and that share is likely to grow,” they become advocates for care: ”Because so many doctors are no longer in business for themselves, many of the issues that were once priorities for doctors’ groups, like insurance reimbursement, have been displaced by public health and safety concerns, including mandatory seat belt use and chemicals in baby products.”
I’m not sure that I totally buy that all of it is grounded in gender, because the article also notes men who move from running their own businesses, which makes them want to curb malpractice suits and cut taxes, as they are businesses first and doctors second, to working in hospitals, which covers the malpractice suits and puts them on salary, also have shown signs of changing.
However, the larger voting trends for women note interest in consumer rights and safety, so the argument may have some real grounding.
Liz commented on the blog post Taking the spare tire/abortion coverage analogy even further 2 years, 9 months ago · View
I agree with you– abortion is the spare tire. It is what someone does when something went wrong.